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* The Slylandro Probe in ''VideoGame/StarControl II'' is unique among all the other starships in that it cannot stop moving. '''Ever.''' It's always charging ahead at its maximum velocity, unaffected by gravity, and hitting the thruster makes the craft reverse direction instantly, maintaining its momentum. Coupled with its weapon being very short-range and auto-aiming at the opponent, the Probe will be zooming all over the place, CherryTapping the whole time.
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* The Allosaurus and Velociraptor in ''Carnivores'' would both try to leap at the player. A similar tactic is used by...

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9th Aug '15 4:47:27 AM Stealth
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* VideoGame/{{Pulseman}} of the same game has access to the [[ShoutOut Volteccer]] move, where he turns into a small sphere surrounded by electricity that goes ricocheting off every surface he hits at high speed. He can plow through weaker enemies with this move, and bounce off tougher enemies to hit them again when he comes back in their direction. It's fast, nearly unsteerable (due to the way the bounces work), and a ''lot'' of fun to use. It also helps you move around quickly and is instrumental in defeating TheRival in a MirrorMatch.
24th Jun '15 12:15:23 PM rjung
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* Bambina from ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' combines this with the ability to [[HavingABlast make explosions]] every time she ricochets.

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24th Jun '15 9:26:07 AM DeisTheAlcano
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* Cannonbolt from ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}''.

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* Cannonbolt from ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}''.10}}'' combines this with his weight and RollingAttack.
25th May '15 6:35:30 PM merotoker
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderman'': Ricochet tucks himself into a ball and becomes a living PinballProjectile once he gets a super suit.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderman'': ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'': Ricochet tucks himself into a ball and becomes a living PinballProjectile once he gets a super suit.
23rd Dec '14 7:34:06 PM merotoker
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A BouncingBattler is, quite simply, a character whose primary form of attack is to jump or bounce off everything in sight -- walls, floors, ceilings, and especially opponents. While jumping is a common tactic for acrobatic fighters, the BouncingBattler is distinguished because he typically ''doesn't'' have any extraordinary abilities or fighting skills; instead, he relies almost entirely on his mass and momentum to do the work, typically becoming a (figurative) living HyperDestructiveBouncingBall in the process.

Frequently appears as the protagonist in {{Platformer}} VideoGames. Not to be confused with [[VideoGame/DeadOrAlive fighting game females]] with [[JigglePhysics buoyant bodies]].

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A BouncingBattler Bouncing Battler is, quite simply, a character whose primary form of attack is to jump or bounce off everything in sight -- walls, floors, ceilings, and especially opponents. While jumping is a common tactic for acrobatic fighters, the BouncingBattler Bouncing Battler is distinguished because he typically ''doesn't'' have any extraordinary abilities or fighting skills; instead, he relies almost entirely on his mass and momentum to do the work, typically becoming a (figurative) living HyperDestructiveBouncingBall in the process.

Frequently appears as the protagonist in {{Platformer}} VideoGames.{{Platform Game}}s. Not to be confused with [[VideoGame/DeadOrAlive fighting game females]] with [[JigglePhysics buoyant bodies]].



* Majin Buu of ''DragonBallZ'' becomes this when he [[BeTheBall performs his ball attack]].

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* Majin Buu of ''DragonBallZ'' ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' becomes this when he [[BeTheBall performs his ball attack]].



* Marvel's Speedball, except for his stint as the DarkerAndEdgier Penance, bases his entire fighting style on this. He can create a kinetic force field around himself that allows him to bounce off obstacles at great speed, which he then uses to knock out opponents with twice the force.
* CaptainAmerica's recurring villain Batroc the Leaper has extremely well-developed leg muscles, allowing him to leap great distances. He supplements this with skills in kickboxing.
* SpiderMan's wanna-be sidekick Frog-Man uses a frog costume that jumps with powerful springs. His portly physique and lack of combat training means he typically defeats opponents by inadvertently bowling them over.

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* Marvel's Speedball, [[Comicbook/NewWarriors Speedball]], except for his stint as the DarkerAndEdgier Penance, bases his entire fighting style on this. He can create a kinetic force field around himself that allows him to bounce off obstacles at great speed, which he then uses to knock out opponents with twice the force.
* CaptainAmerica's Comicbook/CaptainAmerica's recurring villain Batroc the Leaper has extremely well-developed leg muscles, allowing him to leap great distances. He supplements this with skills in kickboxing.
* SpiderMan's Franchise/SpiderMan's wanna-be sidekick Frog-Man uses a frog costume that jumps with powerful springs. His portly physique and lack of combat training means he typically defeats opponents by inadvertently bowling them over.



* ''ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHeroes'': Bouncing Boy combines this with BeTheBall. One story revealed that he'd studied advanced mathematics to learn to aim multiple bounces just right.
* Similarly, the 1985 ''SquadronSupreme'' limited series featured a B-grade villain named Pinball based on this trope. He'd inflate his jumpsuit into a giant ball, then bounced or rolled into his targets.

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* ''ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHeroes'': ''ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}}'': Bouncing Boy combines this with BeTheBall. One story revealed that he'd studied advanced mathematics to learn to aim multiple bounces just right.
* Similarly, the 1985 ''SquadronSupreme'' ''ComicBook/SquadronSupreme'' limited series featured a B-grade villain named Pinball based on this trope. He'd inflate his jumpsuit into a giant ball, then bounced or rolled into his targets.



* In addition to being his primary means of locomotion, Toad of the Marvel Universe mixes this with his tongue and other powers DependingOnTheWriter.

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* In addition to being his primary means of locomotion, Toad of the Marvel Universe Franchise/MarvelUniverse mixes this with his tongue and other powers DependingOnTheWriter.



* The ''WiiPlay Motion'' minigame "Jump Park" is based on this -- the player must gather gems while bouncing around the playfield nonstop.

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* The ''WiiPlay ''VideoGame/WiiPlay Motion'' minigame "Jump Park" is based on this -- the player must gather gems while bouncing around the playfield nonstop.



* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' most commonly jumps into enemies or uses a homing attack, but in''SonicAdventure2'' he gains a move called simply "Bounce" where you can endlessly bounce, pretty much letting you annihilate any mooks in the area.
* Armored Armadillo from ''VideoGame/MegaManX''. He does have other attacks, but will mainly use the one where he bounces all over the place.

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* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' most commonly jumps into enemies or uses a homing attack, but in''SonicAdventure2'' in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'' he gains a move called simply "Bounce" where you can endlessly bounce, pretty much letting you annihilate any mooks in the area.
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Armored Armadillo from ''VideoGame/MegaManX''.''VideoGame/MegaManX1''. He does have other attacks, but will mainly use the one where he bounces all over the place.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'': Ricochet tucks himself into a ball and becomes a living PinballProjectile once he gets a super suit.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'': ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderman'': Ricochet tucks himself into a ball and becomes a living PinballProjectile once he gets a super suit.



* A special potion gives the GummiBears the power to bounce for a limited time, which they use to escape danger or defeat their enemies.
* Cannonbolt from ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}''
* The Harlem Globetrotters AnimatedAdaptation ''Super Globetrotters'' features Curly Neal as "Super Sphere". He could transform himself into a basketball and dribble himself. It's every bit as amazing as it sounds.

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* A special potion gives the GummiBears [[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears Gummi Bears]] the power to bounce for a limited time, which they use to escape danger or defeat their enemies.
* Cannonbolt from ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}''
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* The Harlem Globetrotters AnimatedAdaptation ''Super Globetrotters'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperGlobetrotters'' features Curly Neal as "Super Sphere". He could transform himself into a basketball and dribble himself. It's every bit as amazing as it sounds.
20th Sep '14 12:39:19 PM Dapar
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* The Allosaurus and Velociraptor in ''VideoGame/Carnivores''.

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* The Allosaurus and Velociraptor in ''VideoGame/Carnivores''.''Carnivores'' would both try to leap at the player. A similar tactic is used by...



** The Dire Wolf, Diatryma and Smilodon in ''Carnivores Ice Age''.

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** The Dire Wolf, Diatryma and Smilodon in ''Carnivores Ice Age''.
20th Sep '14 12:35:56 PM Dapar
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*The Allosaurus and Velociraptor in ''VideoGame/Carnivores''.
**Spinosaurus in ''Carnivores 2''.
**The Dire Wolf, Diatryma and Smilodon in ''Carnivores Ice Age''.
**Coelophysis, Herrerasaurus and Postosuchus in ''VideoGame/CarnivoresTriassic''.
19th Aug '14 3:13:26 PM rexpensive
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* The ''SuperMarioBros'' are undoubtedly the most famous example. Mario's tendency towards this is lampshaded in ''SuperMarioRPG''. After Mario beats Jinx, a professional martial artist, in a BonusBoss fight, Jinx and his student decide to incorporate Mario's jumping techniques into their own fighting styles and spend the rest of the game bouncing up and down on one spot trying to emulate Mario.

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* The ''SuperMarioBros'' ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' are undoubtedly the most famous example. Mario's tendency towards this is lampshaded in ''SuperMarioRPG''.''Videogame/SuperMarioRPG''. After Mario beats Jinx, a professional martial artist, in a BonusBoss fight, Jinx and his student decide to incorporate Mario's jumping techniques into their own fighting styles and spend the rest of the game bouncing up and down on one spot trying to emulate Mario.



* The NintendoWii game ''VideoGame/FlingSmash'' combines this with BeTheBall. The player throws the rotund hero, Zip, around a series of playfields so that Zip will bounce off obstacles, collect treasures, and defeat bad guys. Some enemies are only vulnerable from certain angles, so strategic bouncing is required.

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* The NintendoWii UsefulNotes/NintendoWii game ''VideoGame/FlingSmash'' combines this with BeTheBall. The player throws the rotund hero, Zip, around a series of playfields so that Zip will bounce off obstacles, collect treasures, and defeat bad guys. Some enemies are only vulnerable from certain angles, so strategic bouncing is required.
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